Monday, January 31, 2011

Can You Tell Me How To Get

How to get to Sesame Street!

I can not express how much I am loving that Clover finally got into Sesame Street!  Okay, maybe I can try.  We tried awhile ago but she just wasn't into it.  As one of my many tries to get her interested in potty training, I bought the potty training movie starring non other than Elmo.  She loves it.  Then we made the move over to Sesame Street and it has been added to the "To Do" list on the recorder.  It has been officially added since she has asked to watch it by name! 

I'm excited!  Can you tell?  And before someone starts rolling their eyes...Yes, we watch TV.  We watch a little in the morning while I clear the crusties out of my eyes and we watch a little before bed.  On days where the weather doesn't cooperate we watch a little in between crafts or dance parties.  Our programs are preselected and for the most part age appropriate.  So there you go, judge away. 

So back to Sesame Street.  I love Big Bird, Snuffy and Kermit.  I am a fan of Abby and Elmo of the new school too.  Growing up I watched a lot of PBS.  We didn't have a lot of disposable income so we were not a cable or satellite household.  We had 5 local channels.  Both of my parents worked full time and had three kids.  So yes, we watched TV too.  We watched PBS and FOX.  I think I get my massive love of M*A*S*H from my afternoons of watching FOX while being cooped up due to icky weather.

Even though the format of Sesame Street has changed and they have added more characters, the feeling is still the same.  I got all fluttery when I saw that they still had some of the old school characters on the show.  And actors too.  Hi Gordon!  How awesome is it that my daughter and I can share the same show?  I think it's amazingly awesome! 

Other things that I think are awesome?  The fact that generations of our family have also shared Mickey Mouse!  There is something about the fact that we have all shared the same character.  These characters have gone from black and white, to technicolor, to live action or computer generated animation and still contain the same sense of familiarity that they had in their first adaptation.  It just leaves me in a sense of awe.

Winnie the Pooh, Mickey Mouse, Alice in Wonderland, Care Bears, and our newly added Sesame Street are all positive memories from my childhood that I have been able to share with my Fuzzy Red Headed Clover.  She loves them!  And that makes me smile.

Can you tell me how to get,
How to get to Sesame Street

Come and play
Everything's A-OK
Friendly neighbors there
That's where we meet

Can you tell me how to get
How to get to Sesame Street

It's a magic carpet ride
Every door will open wide
To happy people like you--
Happy people like
What a beautiful

Sunny Day
Sweepin' the clouds away
On my way to where the air is sweet
Can you tell me how to get,
How to get to Sesame Street...

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